GW Safe Ride

Student Safe Ride Service

Regular Service

GW Safe Ride, formerly known as 4Ride, provides a free and safe ride to/from Foggy Bottom Campus residence halls and academic buildings during late night hours for students, faculty and staff who prefer to not walk alone. This safe ride service operates seven days a week (Sunday - Saturday) from 8pm until 4am. GW Safe Ride operates during the academic year except on designated university holidays. Students seeking transport for “convenience” or who would like to travel outside of the GW campus service area should use local transport services such as taxicabs, Uber, or Lyft.

How to order a GW Safe Ride:

Students can use the “GW Rider” app to request a GW Safe Ride. Similar to ride-sharing apps, GW Rider allows students to see their driver’s license plate, driver’s ETA, and estimated time of drop off. The GW Safe Ride vehicles are also identifiable by GW-branded wrap.

You can reserve a ride in three ways:

  1. Download the “GW Rider” app in the Apple or Google Play stores. Log into the app using GW’s Single Sign On (SSO) and request a ride.
  2. Log into the website using GW’s SSO and request a ride.
  3. Call (202) 994-RIDE (7433) between 8pm-4am.

GW Safe Ride Service Area on Foggy Bottom Campus

East/West: 19st. to 24st.

North/South:  Pennsylvania Ave. to E St./Virginia Ave. 

And These GW Buildings:  The Corcoran, The Aston & 1776 G. St. 


  • You are required to show GWorld identification to the driver.
  • Be respectful to the drivers, other passengers and the vehicle at all times.
  • Do not leave any garbage and ensure you have all possessions before exiting (especially keys and cell phone).
  • Food and drink must be in a sealed container and/or bagged throughout the ride.
  • Students who make a substantial mess (including vomit) will be charged a $200 cleaning cost and be reported to the Office of Students Rights & Responsibilities.

GW Rider

gw rider

Download the GW Rider app.